Elizabeth Jennings was born in Lincolnshire in 1926. She lives in Oxford. This poem is from her collection Collected Poems (Carcanet, pounds 6.95), drawn from 17 previous collections. This is the last poem in a series of five poems on the theme of summer featured in The Daily Poem this week.
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